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Goodbye Warwick: Passing on my Warwick favourites and memories to you
After two years, this marks my last OurWarwick post. My time at Warwick has been a true journey and having graduated in July, the nostalgia is truly hitting.
Ever since I arrived at Warwick, I have loved the campus. It’s a beautiful environment and, as I walked around in my last year, it was truly etched with memories. They’re memories I don’t want to forget, so I want to share them with you. Here are my favourite parts of Warwick so you can make your own memories here.
Warwick Student Cinema
When I saw the Student Cinema advertised on the Welcome Week timetable I thought nothing of it. However, sitting and watching a movie in a 300 seat lecture theatre became some of my favourite evenings I’ll remember at Warwick. Warwick Student Cinema use industry standard 35mm, 70mm and digital equipment to show recent films and classics weekly. It’s by far the cheapest way to watch cinema releases at Uni a few months on from release and a perfect easy night-in at Warwick.
It’s funny to me that just watching a film became some of my best uni memories, but I found it the perfect way to break the uni bubble, have good company and enjoy a film with the whole Warwick community.
My favourite films I saw: The Lion King, The Post, Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse and Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings.
Lakeside was my home for my first year at Uni. I remember opening up my accommodation offer and I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw I was going to (my biased opinion) the best accommodation on campus. It turns out that it isn’t the room which I’ll remember, but the hours I spent by the lake around Heronbank and Lakeside: painting, listening to music or just as a break on a bad day.
The surroundings gave me the perfect backdrop for running which I really enjoyed in the summer of first year. Students at Warwick are really lucky to enjoy Warwick’s beautiful campus – explore it early and find your favourite places to enjoy.
I couldn’t finish my final blog without mentioning Warwick’s Wind Orchestra. They truly took me under my wing in first year and becoming their Social secretary and then President was one of my proudest achievements at Warwick and the best growth experience. I would really encourage you to find a society at Warwick you love and get involved! I found that my society became the community I felt most at home within. It helped me grow my confidence, outlook and transferable skills.
You may only be at university for three years but there is so much growth you can experience. University isn’t what you see in films, it can be tough at times but for me it was worth it. I’m a different person to when I started my studies at 18, full of new experiences, academic skills and confidence. My journey doesn’t stop here, I move now onto a PhD where I’m sure my journey will continue. It reminds me of a quote I shared last year in my article Quotes to remember at University…
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You have everything you need to succeed at whatever University you arrive at in September. Just have confidence in yourself, your abilities. Then, when you graduate like me, look back and see how far you have come.